This project examines how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are integrated into national policy. We are interested in how the SDGs are perceived by and integrated by different stakeholders, as the legitimacy of the SDGs will influence implementation. Due to contextual circumstances, the project has a comparative approach including Tanzania, Ghana and Sweden. The principal investigator is Associate Professor Kristina Jönsson, Lund University, Sweden. In Tanzania we collaborators are Professor Peter Kamuzora and Mr. Vedasto Hamza from the Institute of Development of Studies, University of Dar es Salaam. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council – Vetenskapsrådet and Formas (2017-2019). The budget for IDS is $ 11,200.